Silhouette

"Silhouette" is the first song in Musto's song cycle Shadow of the Blues.

Date: 1987Composer: John MustoText: Langston HughesSong Collection: Shadow of the Blues

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Silhouette
by Langston Hughes

Southern gentle lady,
Do not swoon.
They’ve just hung a black man
In the dark of the moon.

They’ve hung a black man
To a roadside tree
In the dark of the moon
For the world to see
How Dixie protects
Its white womanhood.

Southern gentle lady,
Be good!
Be good!

–The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, p. 305

Books

The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes

By Langston Hughes

Sheet Music

Shadow of the Blues

Composer(s): John Musto

Song(s): 1. Silhouette
2. Litany
3. Island
4. Could Be

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